Mika X popped into studio this morning to chat about 'Gurl', his short film about legendary trans activist and performer Carmen Rupe. Tune in to hear about the project and Mika's memories of Carmen as a friend and mentor. Gurl is part of the Ngā Whanaunga Māori Pasifika Shorts 2020.
Max Currie is the director of Rūrangi, a forthcoming web-series which is having its premiere as part of this year's NZIFF. Max popped into studio to chat about the show which follows the story of young trans activist Caz as he returns to his small rural hometown for the first time in the 10 years since he left, and begins to reconnect with his father and friends.
This morning Maria popped in to chat about 'Jesus Shows You The Way To The Highway', directed by Miguel Llanso and screening at the NZIFF. It's a buck-wild, smash-cut, fever-dream of a film; tune in to find out more.
Anna Marbrook, director of Loimata, The Sweetest Tears, came into studio today to talk about the documentary which follows the redeptive story of her good friend, and master waka maker, Lilo Ema Siope. Tune in to find out more.
This weeks review is brought to you by Sarah, featuring Dark City Beneath the Beat(2020). The documentary that reveals the untold narrative of the Baltimore club music and dance scene through the lens of film director and musician, TT the Artist. One to get your mates together for a group watch.
It's our last installment of bMovies, and we're pulling out all the stops. Director of The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash, Thom Zimny, pops up to the studio and talks with Rachel about his experience making the film and the narratives in making a documentary. You can learn more about this artform at Thom's Masterclass, a very special workshop. And in the second half, 95bFM Programmer, Sarah Thomson, joins Rachel for some top tips on films to catch before the festival ends. With special mention to The Day Shall Come, don't miss out.